A new species of Piarosoma Hampson, 1893 (Lepidoptera, Zygaenidae, Procridinae, Artonini) from Arunachal Pradesh, India

Zootaxa. 2023 Apr 19;5270(1):139-145. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5270.1.9.


A new species, Piarosoma arunachalensis sp. nov., is described and illustrated based on external characters and the genitalia of two male specimens from Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India. The new species is distinguished from other Piarosoma by a combination of: a) presence of large hyaline patches on the wings, b) the absence of any white or yellow markings on the patagia and the abdominal segments, and c) differences in male genitalia.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Wild
  • Genitalia
  • Genitalia, Male
  • India
  • Lepidoptera*
  • Male
  • Moths*